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  • News: Video: Creating an augmented reality app at Sandbox Summit

    Participants at the Sandbox Summit at MIT learn what goes into making an augmented reality app.

  • News: First BlackBerry 10 smartphone to launch in October, reports say

    Reports indicate that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone will be announced by mid-August and will be launched in October, somewhat earlier than expected.

  • News: Video: Robotic spider weaves web at MIT Media Lab

    A three-week old robot at the MIT Media Lab is weaving a cocoon-like structure with a little programming help from humans. Eventually it will be autonomous.

  • News: Video: The Byte - Google Drive, robo spider, Apple sales, rowboat tech

    Google introduces Google Drive, a robotic spider weaves its web at MIT, Apple sales jump and rowers plot an Atlantic crossing with some help from technology.

  • News: Original Android Prototype Revealed During Google, Oracle Trial

    New images brought to light by Oracles’s court case against Google indicate that Android was merely a clone of BlackBerry phones before the iPhone showed up. The images show Google’s original intent in 2006 to introduce a phone with a BlackBerry-like keyboard and screen, one of the popular smartphones at the time.

  • News: 5 Reasons Microsoft SkyDrive is Better Than Google Drive

    Amid the excitement over Google Drive, the search giant's new Dropbox competitor, Microsoft recently improved a similar online sync and storage service, SkyDrive. Microsoft added the ability to store files online and sync across multiple devices right from your Windows or OS X desktop. That puts SkyDrive squarely in competition with Dropbox and Drive, five years after Microsoft first introduced its online storage solution in 2007.

  • Opinion: Back Up a Bootable CD or DVD

    A41202813 asked the Answer Line forum for the best way to turn a bootable optical disc, like a CD or DVD, into a file that you could burn back into a bootable disc.

  • News: Canonical gears Linux upgrade to the cloud

    Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS will feature the Essex release of the OpenStack cloud fabric layer

  • News: The Future of the $200 Tablet

    The low-end, under-$200 tablet market is on the brink of a transformation -- and that means you'll soon be able to get a lot more value for a lot less money.

  • News: Open software activists urge politicians to throw off digital shackles

    What do Mitt Romney, the Pope, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and actress turned politician Glenda Jackson have in common? Answer: they were all sent handcuffs by free software activists in the past month.

  • News: 3 tips for using the Social Engineering Toolkit

    Two years ago, Dave Kennedy, a penetration tester, social engineering expert and contributor to the website social-engineer.com, wanted to create a tool for pen testers to simulate social engineering attacks.

  • News: HP one step operation 3D images for Kenya's SMBs

    Janet Kamau, HP's English Africa IWS Category Manager, says the company's TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 printer does not dance in the same space with the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600. These two printers were designed for different customers in Kenya. Janet says the LaserJet Pro M275 will cut the time taken by medium sized Kenyan business owners for instance clothes dealers at bazaars, to take pictures of their products and sell them online.

  • News: Babelverse real-time human voice translation service opens public beta

    Babelverse, a service designed to enable users to directly contact a human translator anytime, anywhere, opened a public beta of their service in Amsterdam on Thursday.

  • News: BYOD in India: Employees Keen; IT Treads With Caution

    Communications services and solutions provider British Telecom recently released a research summary of its survey 'BT Assure- Rethink the Risk'. The survey includes responses from more than 2,000 users and decision makers across 11 countries including India.

  • News: SMB Adoption Of Virtualization to Outpace Enterprises: Survey

    According to a recent survey conducted by disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider Acronis, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are planning to adopt server virtualization in 2012 at a faster pace than large enterprises. However, the survey also identified widespread backup and disaster recovery shortcomings for virtual servers amongst SMBs. Meanwhile, previous enthusiasm for cloud infrastructure has, at least so far, failed to turn into reality.

  • News: IBM Aquires Vivisimo to Advance its Big Data Analytics

    IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based Vivisimo. The privately held company is a provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyze big data across the enterprise. Financial terms for the deal were not disclosed.

  • News: Microsoft Pulling Plug on XP? About Time say Indian CIOs

    "If your organization has not started the migration to a modern PC, you are late," declared Microsoft yesterday while announcing that the company would not support Windows XP and Office 2003 as of April 8, 2014. It's about time, feel Indian CIOs who are nonchalant to the announcement.

  • News: InfoSec 2012: New online dashboard to monitor SSL quality

    The Trustworthy Internet Movement, a non-profit initiative formed in February to help address ongoing security issues on the internet, has unveiled its first project – an online dashboard called SSL Pulse that monitors the quality of SSL support across websites.

  • News: InfoSec 2012: One in 10 second-hand hard drives contain personal data

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a report revealing that one in ten second-hand hard drives sold online contains residual personal data, with some containing scanned bank statements, passports, information on previous driving offences, and medical details.

  • News: Free Tools to Wipe Your Drives Securely

    Your PC's hard drive is packed with your personal data. So when you want to get rid of your system or drive, you should permanently erase your storage device drives before you get rid of them. If your drives are encrypted and you trust the encryption protocol (full disk encryption is pretty safe), all you have to do is delete your encryption keys. If you want to safeguard your privacy further--and prevent data theft down the road--here are a few cheap and simple tools designed to wipe your hard drive, solid-state drive, or USB flash drive thoroughly before you dispose of it.

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